Farmers to start Christchurch clean up on Saturday at 6:30am

Farmers to start Christchurch clean up on Saturday at 630am

While Federated Farmers was asked by Fulton Hogan for an inventory of specialised equipment and operators, Christchurch City Council is now advising that the areas of focus in the coming days are not yet able to handle heavier vehicles.

The immediate call is for skilled labour to start the clean up by hand so there is need to also bring shovels and wheel barrows. While specialised equipment is not needed yet, there is the space to park these at the A+P Showgrounds.

Key information for Saturday 26 February 2011

Registrations: 6.30 – 8.00am

Location: A+P Showgrounds, Curletts Road, Christchurch

Equipment needed: Wheel barrows and shovels

Larger passenger vehicles including 4WD


Suitable clothing and personal protection equipment (eg gumboots essential with sunscreen, gloves, face masks etc))

Packed lunch and bottled water

Accommodation: Camping facilities are available on site (including showers and water),

People will have to be self sufficient for obvious reasons so tents, sleeping bags, toiletries, first aid kits are a must.

Federated Farmers wishes to publicly acknowledge Silver Fern Farms and Tegel Foods for donating food, NZ Safety for the donation of safety vests and Rabobank for its assistance. CRT is further supplying five 4x6 Tents to assist with accommodation.

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